Modernism vs Traditional is tired and 40 years behind the times. both are valid in the appropriate context. We are post post modern for your info. More specifically regarding Charleston's place in the matter, it is a town that has a horrific past that has never been fully acknowledged. More emphasis on tradition points to white colonialism and this is very problematic to say the least. IF you are really hell bent on tradition, consider referencing the precolonial shell mounds of the Kiawah natives on your next traditional project Or The architecture of West Africa... Also problematic to reference the Lee Brothers and Shepard Fairey regarding your argument... Fairey references come out of the "traditions" of communist propaganda iconography and dada. One of the Lee Bros spouses creates extremely nontraditional sculpture/installation art. Maybe get their opinion first regarding architecture...
What was once the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Charleston is now like other Rev restaurants (Taco Boy, Closed for Business, Royal American) - a dumbed down theme restaurant. Sad to see the family run Sushi Hiro usurped by this shrewd restaurant group. How did this happen? Now with a cheesy management, music and clientele to match - a real bummer for Charleston. Hopefully Chef Ishibashi will reopen a restaurant again soon!
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